[Sugar-devel] Copyright notices
walter.bender at gmail.com
Sun Jan 2 19:41:49 EST 2011
On Sun, Jan 2, 2011 at 7:28 PM, James Cameron <quozl at laptop.org> wrote:
> On Fri, Dec 31, 2010 at 12:13:36PM -0500, Bernie Innocenti wrote:
> > On 12/30/10 19:30, James Cameron wrote:
> > > (By the way, I couldn't find a copyright or license in the code.
> > > That makes any contribution ambiguous. Please add a copyright and
> > > license so that contributions are welcomed.)
> > While it's still common practice, there's no legal requirement for an
> > explicit copyright notice:
> Heh. Common practice wins over requirements, since it makes the intent
> as clear as possible.
> > Also, there's no legal need to repeat the license in each source file.
> > Dropping a LICENSE file in the top-level directory is sufficient.
> The GPL has a section on how to apply the license to a program, and it
> describes placing a summary of the license in the source.
> It also suggests making the license visible to the user when the program
> starts, which I've seen done as stderr, stdout, a GUI splash, or Help -
> About menu item. I've not seen Sugar activities do this.
It may be worth considering adding an about/help menu item to the Frame
icon, just after the View Source menu item. In addition to the license, we
could include things like a link to the Activity home page, etc.
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